NBA: Spurs spread in score to upset Bucks, Basketball News & Top Stories
LOS ANGELES (AFP) – San Antonio used a balanced attack on Saturday, October 30 to beat defending National Basketball Association (NBA) champions Milwaukee Bucks 102-93, shattering a four-game losing streak with their first road victory in the season.
Point guard Dejounte Murray and reserve Bryn Forbes led the charge as five players, including two off the bench, scored in double digits for Spurs, who have improved to 2-4 this season.
Murray scored 23 points, the team’s highest, Forbes had 16, Derrick White delivered 17 and Keldon Johnson finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds for Spurs. Thaddeus Young came off the bench to score 10.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 28 points, a game-high, and took 13 rebounds for the injured Bucks who were missing Brook Lopez (back), Jrue Holiday (ankle) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle surgery).
The Spurs were playing Game 3 of a road trip and coming off a disappointing 104-99 loss to Dallas.
The mostly inexperienced San Antonio team outscored Milwaukee 33-26 in the final quarter.
The Spurs played without forward Doug McDermott, who injured his knee.
In Washington, Bradley Beal scored 36 points, a team-high, and Kyle Kuzma picked up a career-high 17 rebounds, as the Washington Wizards continued their strong start to the season by beating the Boston Celtics 115-112 in double overtime.
Kuzma (17 points) and Montrezl Harrell (20 points, 14 rebounds) finished with a double double as the Wizards improved to 5-1 for their best start since the 2005-06 season.
“It just shows our resilience,” Washington coach Wes Unseld Jr. said. “I keep using that word, but it’s who we are and who we need to be. And every night someone else. find a way to step up and make a play for us. “
Jaylen Brown of Boston finished with 34 points and Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 15 rebounds. Josh Richardson was the only other Celtic to score in double digits, coming off the bench to score 18.
Al Horford caught 10 rebounds and blocked six shots for the Celtics, who have played their third overtime game in six games this season.
Beal had a layup with 25 seconds left in the first overtime period that forced a second.
In double overtime, Beal scored on a crossfade and layup, then Spencer Dinwiddie scored two of his 20 points to give Washington a three-point lead.
Tatum forced a Kentavious Caldwell-Pope turnaround to give Boston one last breath. But Caldwell-Pope then stripped Brown on final possession to secure the Wizards victory.
“We stayed calm, we stayed in each other and we got the job done,” Caldwell-Pope said.
In addition, Jerami Grant scored 22 points and Cade Cunningham, first overall pick in the NBA Draft, made his NBA debut as the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 110-103.
Cunningham has been sidelined for the first four games with an ankle injury. He played 19 minutes, mostly in the first half, and shot one-for-eight from the field while scoring two points. He added seven rebounds and two assists.
Kelly Olynyk contributed 18 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Josh Jackson scored 13 points with seven rebounds for Detroit.